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Troubleshooting Eye and Skin Irritation

You have a hot tub, and you love to soak daily. There’s nothing better than a relaxing soak to either start or end your day. But, sometimes people can have rashes, skin irritation, and other issues.

In this article, we look at troubleshooting eye and skin irritation when soaking in your hot tub.

What is This Irritation?

Your eyes and your skin can become irritated after spending time in your hot tub for several reasons. If your spa is out of balance, and your pH is off, you can end up with eye and/or skin irritation.

In addition, if you have a build up of contaminants in your water, your water can create chloramines. These are responsible for the chlorine smell and can cause eye and skin irritation.

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How Do You Fix the Water Issues?

You can fix your issues by following these tips:

To adjust pH:

  • Test water before adding this product to ensure which factors need to be adjusted.
  • You can bring us a sample of your water, and we’ll test it for FREE!
  • Add pH Decreaser if pH is high and pH Increaser if the pH is low.

To remove contaminants:

  • Add Enhanced Shock or Spa Shock to remove contaminants,
  • Add Water Clarifier to enhance filtration,

To prevent irritating conditions:

  • Keep spa water balanced according to suggested parameters,
  • Chemically clean filter every 4-6 weeks,
  • Oxidize water weekly to destroy contaminants.

Final Thoughts

It’s always a good idea to rinse off in the shower before getting into the hot tub. This is especially important when you have guest soakers over at your home. Consider enforcing the shower first rule for your hot tub so your soakers rinse off chemicals, dirt, and germs. These can cause other people to itch and end up with rashes.

Don’t let skin irritations attack you and your family. Stop by and talk to us about how to keep your hot tub water clean, clear, and sanitized. And don’t forget to bring us a water sample for your FREE water test.